How long is the season?
The season typically runs nine to eleven months depending on the age group, from August thru July.
How often do teams train?
During the season, with the exception for April during the WA State Cup tournament, the Academy teams typically train once a month as an entire age group pool at various locations mainly in Western WA locations. Each training date has two training sessions for each age group. Each training session is 90 minutes long.
Where do the WPL Surf Academy teams train?
The Academy Regional training sessions are in locations such as: Starfire Sports (Tukwila, WA), Valley Ridge (SeaTac), Ravensdale Park (Maple Valley), Kelley Farms Complex (Bonney Lake), Eastlake High School(Sammamish), Ingraham High School (Seattle), Regional Athletic Complex (Olympia). The location varies depending on weather and scheduling.
How will the Academy experience differ from a typical club setting?
The Academy system is the best environment for player development. The Surf Academy offers top caliber instruction from coaches with USSF A, USSF B licenses, as well as United Soccer Coaches Premier level diplomas and many of them having played at the highest levels of our game. The Academy competes throughout the country at high level national and regional competitions. These tournaments and events expose players to a vast network of collegiate and national team coaches.